BA president Phillip Darnton was interviewed by Radio Five Live on Friday. He called for government departments to spend £70m on funding Cycle England, the organisation that has replaced the National Cycling Strategy Board, which ceased to exist on 31st January. BBC websites and The Independent have followed up on the radio interview, claiming the Cycle England chairman is 'at war' with the Department for Transport. The BBC reports are confused: on the news site there's a quote from 'Philip Darlton', on the Newsround site there's the same quote from Neville Darlton...
Here's the first BBC report:
Here's the Newsround report:
There's a fuller report in today's The Independent. Phillip Darnton is Phillip Darnton:
The BBC sites were informed of the mistakes on Saturday.
For background info on the £70m being requested see the earlier BikeBiz.com stories on the topic, below.